Entries tagged "goalball"

The First Step Towards Gold

Goalball captain Jen Armbruster describes the team’s first game at the London Games, a match against a tough Swedish team.

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LIVE BLOG - Day 1 of Competition

30 August 2012 – First Day of Competition    

After a gala night of fireworks and celebration, the London 2012 athletes got right down to business today.

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MQ LIVE BLOG: NIGHTCAP NOTE

9:50 pm, a short end of day (London time) note

Producer Lindsay Gillette and I looked in at the Copper Box today, the venue where goalballers Jen Armbruster, Asya Miller, and Lisa Czechowski will be competing in just two days.

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GOLD IN GOALBALL

The U.S. women’s goalball team tells MEDAL QUEST the pressure is on to defend their gold medal from Beijing

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WHAT IS GOALBALL?

To some, goalball looks like a cross between bowling and soccer. The players know it as a tough, physical sport with lots of strategy and speed.

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LIFE LESSONS FROM THE GOALBALL COURT

FROM:  Lisa Czechowski, Goalball

When I first began goalball, I never thought I would be sitting here today writing a blog about lessons learned. I began the sport in October 1995 as a junior in high school, and I did not have a lot of life experience. I had never flown on a plane or traveled away from the East Coast. Now it’s almost 17 years later – 3 Paralympics, 4 World Championships, many international and national tournaments – and it has been a great ride!

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WHAT MAKES A CHAMPION?

It takes years of training to be a Paralympian, with long hours and a true competitive drive. “We have no slouches,” says judo’s Myles Porter.

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